The University of San Francisco and the Franciscan Friars of the Atonement cordially invite you to a seminar with Dr. William R. Burrows on February 24, 2014 at the McLaren Conference Center on the USF campus. This event marks the 34th Paul Wattson Lecture.
Dr. William R. Burrows, Research Professor of Missiology in the World Christianity Program at the New Your Theological Seminary and Managing Editor Emeritus, Orbis Books, will deliver a public lecture on Rethinking the Ecumenical and Interfaith Path: Should We Accentuate What Unites or What Distinguishes?
Dr. Burrows believes that Christians, Jews, and Muslims talk past each other because dialoguers and scholars tend to try to accentuate what each holds in common, rather than the particular things that make them unique. He will use insights about ecumenical and interfaith conversations that allow each party to cherish and affirm their particular practice, instead of the traditional find the lowest common denominator approach. This noteworthy topic should make for a highly engaging event.
The schedule for the Paul Wattson Lecture is as follows:
3:30 - 4:30 p.m. Seminar, McLaren Room 251
5:00 p.m. Reception, McLaren Lobby
6:00 p.m. Dinner, McLaren Room 250
7:30 p.m. Public Lecture followed by Question & Answer Period, McLaren 252
Please RSVP for the Seminar, Reception, Dinner and Lecture by Friday, February 14, 2014. A suggested donation of $50.00 to support the ministry of the Franciscan Friars of the Atonement will be collected at the door for those wishing to attend the dinner.
For questions, call Deacon Thom McGowan (707) 373-3390.